Pregnant Heroines

I've never written a pregnant heroine. Okay, wait, there was one, in my first book, but she was like one of three heroines. I've never really seen the appeal.

Only in my dream book (the one I dreamed about), the heroine is pregnant. Newly pregnant, and the daddy is not the hero. I don't think.

So I'm thinking about how I need to craft her differently. I'm thinking the pregnancy makes her more vulnerable, yes? More feminine, maybe? (She's a spy.) It makes the men around her want to protect her, even the bad guy.

Have you written a pregnant heroine? What else do I need to consider?

And yes, I'm supposed to be working on a different story, why do you ask?

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10 comments:

Dana Pollard said...

The first story I ever wrote, of my own imagination, the heroine got pregnant, but not by the hero. It was emotional and she didn't know what to do. Especially since she and the hero hadn't done the dirty deed. I also threw in a scare of her dying before the baby was born. The story didn't work out well though.. hehe

I do love the angle of a pregnant heroine. It melts my heart when the hero loves her even if the baby isn't his.

Toni Anderson said...

It definately changes her and how people perceive her. And there are so many ways of getting pregnant, so many circumstances that could really give her great backstory.

Just remeber she'll have to pee lots!!!

Toni Anderson said...

remember! Grrhh!!

Joanna K. Moore said...

I wrote one, Mar. Even though that story didn't sell, it is still a very sweet story to me.

Hugs,
J

Nikki said...

Haven't written a pregnant heroine before ... definitely something to think about.

And what's with the colin firth? Cheating on Gerard??? He's not goign to be happy (although I am...) :)

Colleen Gleason said...

I think it would be hard to write a pregnant heroine, especially if she's a spy, because there's always the worry that she might be endangering the child. And I remember not only having to pee all the time, but being so sick for the first four months that I could hardly do anything. Ugh.

But the backstory would be very interesting and she would be more emotional, which would likely add to any conflict between her and the hero.

And while I appreicate the photo of Colin, I am disappointed that there's no Gerry. I'll be rectifying that on my blog, thankyouverymuch, since I've been saving a favorite photo for quite some time now....

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MaryF said...

I'm cheating on my story, so I'm cheating on Gerry. I can't find any new pictures of him anyway.

I didn't have morning sickness :P Doncha hate me??

Trish Milburn said...

My first book had a pregnant heroine. It was my only historical. Since I've never been pregnant, I had to borrow my sister's copy of "What to Expect When You're Expecting." :)

Kendra Clark said...

I've never written a pregnant herione, although I don't mind reading one. I just had been pregnant three times and I guess I'd be writing in too much nausea and aching for my herione than to write the love story. ggg

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